1 June 2021

Dutch government likely to extend virtual general meeting option to 1 October 2021

Reinier Kleipool
Martin van Olffen
Casper Nagtegaal
+ 1 other expert

The emergency bill on coronavirus-related matters includes temporary facilities to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on various aspects of society. For Dutch companies, the bill includes measures aimed at helping organise and time general meetings amidst the coronavirus pandemic, including the option of holding virtual shareholder meetings.

On 31 May 2021, a royal decree was published moving the end date of the Covid-19 emergency legislation further back to 1 August 2021. In the decree’s explanatory notes, the minister also states his intention to extend the temporary arrangement for virtual general meetings to 1 October 2021, allowing the upcoming AGM season to go ahead without physical meetings.

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